Internal struggles, criminal and police strategies, stalking, Richard Schittly in this unique book reveals the underside of this affair which upset the relationship between justice and police in France.
Cops against thugs: never in the history of French banditry has this eternal confrontation taken on such proportions. Between 1967 and 1974, the Lyonnais Gang totaled more than fifty hits, including a particularly mythical one: the theft of a billion dollars from the Strasbourg Post Office.
On the rogue side, the Lyonnais Gang has raised robbery to the rank of applied science. In this team, it is the detonating alchemy between the old, marked by the Algerian war, and the modern, coming out of a working class neighborhood in the suburbs of Lyon.
On the cop side, we experiment for the first time the break of microphones in the hiding places of the Lyonnais. The authorities set up an extraordinary mechanism to stop them with an operation that mobilized nine hundred civil servants. But these elusive bandits manage to slip through the net…